Solo Green Man Newbie - looking for camping buddies

Hello lovely Green Man People!

This is my first time at Green Man, and Ive heard great things from people Ive met at Glasto. I was coming with a friend but they're no longer able to make it and as it looks like such an awesome festival Im still keen to go.

Get in touch if you're also a solo or small group camper looking for people to generally have a good time with.

Im based in london so if there's anyone else in the city that is looking for some camping buddies maybe we could organise a prefestival meetup.

Rosie :)



Hello Rosie, you're going to love GM, folk are very friendly. 

On the Thursday evening the forum members generally meet up at either the walled garden bar or the one by the far out tent, usually at about 6ish.

It's a great way to meet people, some of whom have been coming for years, quite a few solo festival goers too.

Arrangements are firmed up closer to the festival. 

Because GM is much smaller than Glastonbury you tend to bump into people you've met over the weekend too, which makes for a lovely atmosphere. X

 Whats a festival without the weirdos! Im sure there can't be as many weirdos at GM as you get on a Monday afternoon after glasto!!!


Ray Rad demanding 10% of proceeds for every Actively Avoiding Ray-Rad ruined my weekend tshirt ruined the build up to GM

I'm a bit late to this, but I may also be going to Green Man on my own this year (and also based in London).  I'm a bit nervous about the thought of a whole festival of my own so it would be lovely to 'know' a few people beforehand, even if it's just through this forum.

Hey Rowan Cat!

Not tooo late!! Would be great to meet other solo festival goers - maybe we could arrange to go for a drink somewhere, if you fancy it.

Bonus points if you've been to GM before! :)



Hi Rosie

Sadly I haven't been to GM before, so can't help with any tips or advice!  Sounds like we've both been to Glastonbury in the past and I thought I'd try GM this year.

Yes to a drink sometime - would be great to know at least one face before arriving - and maybe there'll be other solo festival goers who'd like to come along too?

That was me last year. I was let down by my GM buddy at the last minute so decided to go on my own. It was my first time too. I met a group of solo travellers on here and they’re now my best friends! See Peridot’s forum post about the 5pm meet up at the bar beside the Far Out tent on Thurs and we’ll see you there! If you want to camp near some friendly folk you could email me (real name, Sue!). What am I saying, everyone at GM is friendly!!


Hi Sue, thanks for your encouraging message!  It would be great to go to the meet up on Thursday, but unfortunately I'm not arriving till the Friday, which makes it harder to meet people.  It's great to hear that everyone's friendly, though, and if you see a woman standing awkwardly on her own, please do come and say hello!

Rosie, Hi. I'm in the same/boat/tent. Fancy Meeting up Friday/Friday night?? Any others still in billy no mates situation who may not be arriving Thursday and miss the meetup?


Hi OldGirl, I'd love to meet up on the Friday. As the festival approaches I'm getting a bit nervous about the idea of spending the whole time on my own!

Rowan_Cat let's do that,  bloody ace! How shall we proceed?! When someone says they are easy to spot at a certain place, because they are wearing yellow wellies or something, I'm absolutely crap at that kind of spotting (too much else to look at!) and almost always miss them. Can we share a bit more detail, or swap some comm's info, Twitter etc work for you?

Great, a Friday meet up it is!  But how we'll arrange to meet and recognise each other could be tricky.  I'm not a Facebook or Twitter person, and I was looking to see if there was a way I could send you a message on this site with my phone number, but I don't think there is.  Help!  I don't know what to suggest!


There's no direct message facility on the forum unfortunately.

Easiest way would be for one of you to post an email address if you're happy to. Use the word 'at' instead of the @ symbol to prevent any automatic harvesting of addresses, and you can edit the post to delete the address once contact established.

There's also an old unofficial forum that allows direct messaging. It's not active at the moment but serves as a backup if anything were to happen to this one and will accept new registrations. It's at

Hi Lisa, I've just made a note of your email address, so feel free to edit the post now if you'd like to.

peridot, thanks so much for your helpful message.  Hope you have an amazing time this weekend.


Hey lovelies... We're happy to take newbies and those on their lonesome under our wings (unless you think Ketamine, nitrous or cocaine are drugs of choice, in which case move along... Nothing to see here :D).

We get there from Bristol on the coach first thing and set up in the same place every year (for the last 11). 

We've a white flag with a pirate Cheshire cat and cross fishies on it :) 

Otherwise hope to catch you at the meet... I NEED an "Actively avoiding Ray_Rad" t-shirt... A green one, obviously.